- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Senate has overridden Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of a bill to change how future elected state officials are paid.

The 48-member Senate voted 36-0 on Friday - with 32 votes needed - to override the veto of the bill by Republican Sen. Anthony Sykes of Moore. At least 68 members of the 101-member House must also vote to override the governor’s veto in order for the bill to become law.

A two-thirds majority in each chamber is needed to override a governor’s veto.

Salaries of officials such as the governor and attorney general are currently tied to the salaries of various judges, which are determined by a board on judicial compensation.

Under Sykes’ bill, the salaries elected officials would be set in state law.

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Senate Bill 549: https://bit.ly/1B23K4m


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